Trump Victory Committee opens field office in Hermantown

Updated: July 12, 2020 09:56 AM

The Trump Victory Committee opened a field office in Hermantown Saturday.

The office is located on Richard Avenue by Sam’s Club.

Committee members said the goal of the office is to promote President Donald Trump's campaign for a second term in office.

Congressman Pete Stauber, who represents Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District spoke at Saturday’s event.

He emphasized supporting law enforcement, small businesses, mining and farming.

Stauber is running for re-election in November and he called on the public to stand behind him Saturday.

“We have so much potential in this country. The freedoms that we are given that were fought for by you veterans and all the veterans. The opportunities we have are endless. We live in the greatest country that we all get to call home and it takes work and that's what I'm doing in our nation's capital,” Stauber said.

The American Indian Movement of Duluth was also at Saturday’s event. They said they were not there to protest, but rather to be present for the community.

“It doesn't matter where people are from, it doesn't matter what race they are because they are people. And, we just like to let everyone know that we're here to help, we're here to protect. We walk around town handing out water, distributing food and that's all,” Kassie Helgerson of the American Indian Movement said.

Roughly 50 people attended the event Saturday.

Some wore masks, but many did not.

The Trump Victory Committee said the new office would be open Monday’s through Saturday’s 9:00am-5:00pm.

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